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Polytechnic High School is a public school in Riverside, California. It has 2,785 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 64% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 181 reviews written and they have been mixed.

5450 Victoria Ave
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 788-7203

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3.5 from 181 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: I have had a mixed experience with teachers throughout my years at Poly High School, I have been stuck with teachers that are old and cannot understand a teenager, I have also had teachers that do not know how to teach a teenager. On the other hand this year, I have been blessed with the best teachers this year. I have teachers that create lesson plans to keep the students interacted and other teachers that will sit down and fully help a student understand the lesson.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Poly High School is currently doing great with extracurricular activities. Our new principle Dr. Roe has increased the want for students to get involved in the high school; he created better performances and ideas for assembly's along with playing music at lunch and redecorating the high school, which ultimately helped students desire to be involved in the club's on campus. There are over 20 clubs to get involved in, you are able to find whatever will suit you best.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: This school needs more variety, course wise. Many courses are not available which limits students options.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Educational Outcomes: Avid helped me a lot with the college process.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: People get dress coded a lot.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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3.66 John W. North High School 3 mi. 2,517
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3.00 Arlington High School 4 mi. 2,241
2.66 Rubidoux High School 5 mi. 1,701
3.66 Martin Luther King Jr. High School 5 mi. 3,079

Around Polytechnic High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Grade 9 25.9%
Grade 10 27.9%
Grade 11 24.2%
Grade 12 22.0%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 58% Yes
  • 26% Not sure.
  • 16% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 21% Music programs
  • 21% I found a lot of peolpe who share my culture
  • 21% I met great friends.
  • 14% Has many latino teachers
  • 14% Top 3 school in rusd
  • 7% Supportive and involved teachers

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 56% Textbooks in poor condition
  • 22% Campus supervisors talk down to students
  • 11% Nothing
  • 11% Everything

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 8 responses

  • 38% Oldest High School in Riverside
  • 25% Only high school in the dictrict with an orchestra
  • 12% Has teachers from differents places of the world!!
  • 12% High SAT scores
  • 12% It used to be an all boys school back in the day

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 67% Average
  • 33% Fun, interactive, and friendly
  • 0% Inspiring, prideful, acted as one unit

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 56% Relax; it's only high school.
  • 22% You better be a social person
  • 22% Don't be afraid to talk to people and make friends

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 9 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 25% I love everything about this school.
  • 50% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 12% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 12% I hate everything about this school.